Area Development
KING Automation, an industrial automation engineering company, is expanding its manufacturing center by relocating to a larger facility in Roebuck, South Carolina. The $4 million investment is expected to create 80 new jobs over the next five years in Spartanburg County.

The company specializes in the design, development and deployment of manufacturing projects for the automotive industry; automated warehousing to serve logistics expansion; and other related engineering services to industry.

To meet the increased demand, the company is relocating from its leased space in Greer to a more than 80,000-square-foot former heavy manufacturing facility in Roebuck. Located at 4300 Stone Station Road, the new building will be retrofitted to incorporate energy efficient strategies. The company will also be expanding its geographic base to include Alabama, Kansas, Michigan, Kentucky, South Carolina, Germany and Brazil.

“South Carolina has provided a dynamic business climate for us to grow. Our highly responsive teams are dedicated to developing and implementing the best solutions for our customers. It is their commitment for intelligent and innovative engineering that has enabled us to offer the highest standards of excellence and forward thinking expertise for all segments. This energy efficient facility will allow us to continue and expand our services to automotive, textile, metalworking, food and beverage industries,” said KING Automation President Emerson Strobel.

“South Carolina’s robust automotive industry continues to drive economic success in our state, and today’s announcement from KING Automation is a testament to that. I’m excited to see what our loyal, world-class workforce will achieve with this expansion in the years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.